Royston Hall is accessed via a narrow unpretentious suburban lane in Umtentweni by the same name. Descending down the winding drive through tall forest, a sense of excitement grips the new visitor to Royston Hall and one just has the premonition that a pleasant surprise lies at the desitnation. And the guests are never disappointed.
Ria and Roderick Hackland welcome you most warmly to their Victorian home as discerning guests who will appreciate the elegant simplicity of the finer lifestyle of yesteryear and Nature at it’s best.
This beautiful Historical Manor House (circa 1897) with her rich history is certainly the best kept secret destination on the Lower South Coast – but not for long!
Time has stood still here for more than a Century. The House is set on her own small Nature Reserve nestled in tall indigenous coastal forest adjacent to the mighty Umzimkulu River. It has a view of the Indian Ocean in the distance and the swimming beach is 2.3km from here. Royston Hall is a stately old Victorian Lady from a bygone era lovingly restored exceeding her former glory.
We offer only four beautifully appointed double rooms in order to guarantee your privacy at a maximum of eight guests at any given time. We suggest you come without the little ones – this is your special time for rejuvenation of body, mind and relationships.
Come and spend a night in transit to the Eastern Cape or however long it takes for you to revitalise yourself in this tranquil setting. Reserve our elegant Honeymoon Suite in which loving memories are created for life.
Consider your next Corporate Function, Private Party or your intimate Wedding in the exclusivity of our Victorian functions venue with elegantly dressed tall sash windows and 4 1/2 m high ceilings, “The Upper Room” where we seat a maximum of 40 guests.
Nature Trails along the river bank lead to the whale Deck overlooking the beach. Our tall forest is home to a riot of birds. Botanically the two valleys continue to reveal rare and exotic plants previously unknown to grow wild here.
All the well known South Coast amenities are within close proximity as the N2 access is right nearby. This includes 6 World Class Golf Courses, deep sea diving and fishing, Malls and movies and Lake Eland Game Reserve.
Do come for a break. Our guests always return.